Plans move forward for new UNM Hospital

University of New Mexico Hospital

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico can move forward with advanced planning for a new hospital.

According to the Albuquerque Journal Tuesday, UNM Regents unanimously approved a request to hire an architect to design and create construction documents for a 120-bed hospital and office building.

The first phase of the project will cost an estimated $230-million to $250-million.

UNM Hospital has more than $200-million set aside for a new hospital.

Architectural planning will take 15 to 18 months.

Under the current plan, the first phase would open in 2022. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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